We have extensive experience and expertise in the treatment and management of personality disorder. This includes the delivery of clinical services as well as the operational complexities of developing and running such services.
While working with people with personality disorder is our primary task, our expertise is also relevant for services treating all forms of mental disorder. 

We provide consultation and training services for colleagues in related services, so that, together, we can all better understand and treat complex mental health conditions to deliver more positive outcomes for patients. 

The following key principles underpin our approach:

  • A culture of enquiry
  • Psychosocial approaches
  • Using lived experience to inform and deliver services.

We can work with colleagues to support their own individual practice, or that of their wider team, service or organisation. We can provide expertise for handling complaints, enquiries or a range of more formal training in the following areas:  Knowledge and understanding framework: three-day awareness training

  • Complex case forums
  • Team development
  • Psychological education.

Knowledge and Understanding Framework (KUF) Hub

KUF is an innovative learning programme for professionals working across health, social care, criminal justice and voluntary sectors to support people with complex emotional needs, often associated with a diagnosis of 'personality disorder'.

The programme, commissioned by Health Education England on behalf of NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service, is led and delivered in a partnership by West London NHS Trust, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families and the University College London.

The KUF programme is co-facilitated and coproduced by trainers with lived experience and clinical expertise using a trauma-informed approach and is now available to join today.

Check out the KUF Hub website here.

Please contact the team via email at kufhub@nhs.net.